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Need advice on a wine matter

Postby Paul Jones » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:32 pm

Hello one and all. :D Sorry to be a bother,however I have something of a problem...if you can call it a problem. Recently my mother passed away and as a bit of a wine buff she had quite a bit of it in her estate.As it turns out she left me five bottles of Grange Hermitage of differing vintages.My problem is that I am not a really a wine drinker, nor do I have the ability to cellar the wine correctly. I would much rather see it go to someone that has the experience and appreciation to take care of the wine correctly. For general information the vintages are 69,72,76,77 and an 80. I did think about auctioning it however the whole process seems overly complex and rather cold. What should I do? Any advice would be greatly appreciated...Many thanks for youre time. Regards PJ :D
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Re: Need advice on a wine matter

Postby Florida Jim » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:46 pm

First, my condolences on your mother's passing.
As for the wine, if I didn't have anyone to give it to who'd appreciate it and I didn't want to drink it myself, I'd probably donate it to a charity for purposes of an auction to raise money for their cause.
Other possibilities include trading it to a wine store for lesser priced bottles that you feel more comfortable with; trading it to a restaurant for credit in trade; or trading it in like fashion to someone who would enjoy the wine and receiving something in return that you would enjoy.
Best, Jim
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Re: Need advice on a wine matter

Postby Josh » Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:25 am

I think there is a website that auctions wines and alot of them are estate type stuff. I'll look it up later. They do lots of vertical packages. I have not actually used them though
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Re: Need advice on a wine matter

Postby Sam Platt » Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:52 am


It looks like your wines could bring somewhere around $150 per bottle at auction, on average. Unless you need the money I would just drink it yourself. It should be fun and interesting.


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